Published on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 09:25

Spotted in the VANCOUVER SUN: Six spectacular Caribbean destinations

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This is a hugely popular island for Canadians and one of the most striking destinations in the Caribbean. The twin towers of rock called The Pitons dominate the southwest coast, a pair of immense rock formations rising hundreds of feet into the sky that give the area a South Seas/Tahiti kind of feel. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, has a series of beautiful villas spilling down the valley towards a small but marvellous beach with great snorkelling.

There’s also one of the Caribbean’s top spas, built in the rainforest. Not far away, and offering tremendous views of the Pitons, is Jade Mountain. It’s owned by a Canadian businessman named Nick Troubetzkoy and features open-air suites with an outside wall missing for optimal views. Each suite has a butler and a sizable infinity pool, as well as useful mosquito netting for around the bed at night. A once-in-a-lifetime splurge if you can handle it. There are more affordable spots further north, including the lovely Cap Maison, Windjammer Landing and a series of Sandals resorts.

Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:27

Spotted in Recommend: The Buzz in Caribbean Family Travel


The immersive arts program at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort that launched in May fits in with the trend toward experiential travel—the realization that there’s actually life beyond the resort gates—and it keeps on expanding. Not only does Windjammer Landing have an art concierge who arranges visits by small groups (e.g. families) to artists’ studios, but now Windjammer Landing can arrange lessons in local arts and crafts such as steel pans and mask- or kite-making, priced upon request. “I also like Windjammer Landing’s theme nights for teens and the ‘pretty princess package’ for girls, which includes mani/pedis, tropical kids drinks, and mini-massages,” adds Rakowitz.

Article courtesy of, written by Ed Wetschler. Read it HERE 

Published on Friday, 07 August 2015 10:32

Spotted in HOUSE OF COCO: The Spa at Windjammer Landing


We love to work hard and play hard at House of Coco but we always make sure we schedule time to relax and recharge our batteries. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in Saint Lucia has today unveiled details of its new luxury wellness centre, The Spa at Windjammer Landing and we definitely want to visit them for some ‘me’ time. The striking 6,500 square foot spa overlooking the picturesque and tranquil Labrelotte Bay is now open.

Windjammer Landing has partnered with a Naturopathic Doctor, native to the island of Saint Lucia, to develop a signature skincare collection and holistic spa service menu, using a powerful blend of fresh ingredients from plant and vegetation grown in abundance on the island. The Spa will also introduce globally acclaimed skin care line, Kerstin Florian, created around the four core lifestyle practices of Proper Nutrition, Regular Exercise, Peace of Mind, and Care of Face & Body.

Standout features of the new spa include six spacious treatment rooms including two couples’ treatment rooms – one of which comes complete with a Japanese soaking tub, outdoor rain shower and private patio. In addition, the spa will include a relaxation room, juice bar, manicure and pedicure stations, separate male and female steam rooms, and a herb garden, where many of the plants and ingredients used in the spa experiences will be harvested.

Guests will be able to enjoy a wide selection of luxurious beauty and wellbeing treatments including travellers’ reprieve massages, seaweed body wraps and correcting facials, using locally-sourced ingredients such as fruit enzymes, vitamin C and raw cacao, and incorporating products from high antioxidant and mineral rich skin care brand Kerstin Florian. The signature treatments will be a must for all guests. These 80-minute services are highly customised to minimise aging and provide a true healing experience. They will incorporate warm basalt stones, bamboo stick massage, and 16-point acupressure facial massage using a custom essential oil blend. The detoxifying volcanic mud bath combines seaweed, local volcanic ash and naturally heated, mineralised waters to nourish and regenerate the skin.

In addition to the spa, the resort is adding a new fully-equipped gym, which will comprise a separate exercise studio, along with outdoor yoga deck. Fitness fans will not be disappointed with the variety of classes available from the core conditioning body pump and boot camp style circuit training, to the more holistic-based aqua programmes such as hydrotherapy and the invigorating stand up paddle yoga. Customised private classes and personal training will be offered based on plyometric inspired training, and new Cybex equipment will be available. The spa will be adding full moon meditation and tai chi as part of its wellness programme and will offer a Private After Hours Spa Experience, involving a couples retreat followed by a candlelit spa treatment and dinner served by a private butler in the spa garden.

However, wellness activities will not be offered exclusively to adults; children’s yoga will be added to the resort’s kids’ club programme and the resort will be providing wellness activities for the whole family to enjoy, such as fun, educational classes in the herb garden and making scrubs using natural ingredients.

Mark Ozawa, Managing Director at the resort says: “I am hugely excited about the forthcoming launch of The Spa at Windjammer Landing which will provide an oasis of relaxation and wellness for our guests, as well as raising the bar in spa standards on the island. The opening of the spa also marks a milestone in an ongoing series of renovations at the resort, which includes an extensive beach expansion project which has enlarged the beach by an additional 16,000 square feet as well as the start of an intensive refurbishment programme which will upgrade all of the 161 units over the next few years.”

To celebrate the launch, The Spa at Windjammer Landing will be offering a complimentary skin analysis for every adult guest of the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort for a limited time only and subject to availability.

Article courtesy of House of Coco. Read it HERE

Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 15:18

Spotted in VACATIONS MAGAZINE: 7 Easy-To-Budget Beach Retreats


From the balcony of a hillside villa perched amid the lush foliage of northwestern St. Lucia, guests of Windjammer Landing can take in the shimmering sands and aquamarine waves of the Eastern Caribbean. Resembling a village with its mix of private residences and visitor accommodations (many with private pools), the resort offers an all-inclusive package that incorporates dining and beverages as well as motorized and nonmotorized water toys.

In May, a $33 million renovation expanded the beach along Labrelotte Bay by 16,000 square feet, updated 19 villas and added a brand-new spa where visitors can utilize a fitness center, an outdoor yoga terrace, a relaxation garden and six treatment rooms for stress-relieving massages and other services (fees apply). Guests will find five restaurants, including Papa Don's, a posh Mediterranean tavern; Embers, a beachside spot for pizza, burgers and jerk chicken sandwiches; and Jammer's Beach Bar and Grill, where steel-drum music livens up the evening. 

Families are welcome, and youngsters can mingle at the Jacquot Fun Club and a teen club while mom and dad get some precious moments to themselves. For an unforgettable journey by land, sea or air, splurge on an adventure with on-site excursion operator Jammin' Tours and explore the island's waterfalls, a drive-in volcano and the famed Pitons, twin volcanic spires marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.